In April 2023, Toitū te Waiora announced its plans for the development of new skill standards that will – over time – replace unit standards listed in the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) subfield:
Skill standards will be developed to align with New Zealand qualifications in Workplace Health and Safety Practice:
New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3) [Ref: 3533]
New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 4) [Ref: 3534]
New Zealand Diploma in Workplace Health and Safety Management (Level 6) [Ref: 3645]
As part of this work, consideration will also be given to possible micro-credentialing.